Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, known worldwide, as according to the Greek mythology, it was the residence of the Twelve ancient Greek Gods. In the eastern foothills of Mount Olympus in Pieria, the mythological tradition placed the nine Muses, patrons of the Fine Arts and daughters of Zeus. Olympus mountain stands impressively between Macedonia and Thessaly. In 1938 was declared as the first national park in Greece.
Olympus is undoubtedly the most popular mountain in Greece. The impressive height, the legendary charm and the easy accessibility make Olympus an attractive destination for thousands of visitors. Nature lovers visit Olympus from all over the world to admire the charm of the nature and enjoy hiking to the slopes and the peaks. The roads and the paths that cross the mountain, give the opportunity even to the non experienced hikers to see the flora and fauna and the natural beauty of Olympus. The most important path is the European trail E4, running west from Litochoro to the mountain peaks through the canyon of Enipeas. Also there is the National Trail O2, joining the Olympus peaks with the southern Pelion.